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to battleground virginia. of economy is at the center election, and at the center of the economy is small business. talk a lotpaigns how they are going to help small businesses. visited one in loudon county. let's take a look. >> loudon county, virginia, has history of bootleg whiskey. probably find some still in business there. some legaly whiskey. despite attala lack of experience, scott, a former technician, and his wife, becky, a chemical engineer, started to build their distillery in 2009, in the depths of the recession. put in a lot of personal equity, but there is also help that comes with it. they had a loan from the small business administration. now their top concern is health care. >> is very difficult to find options for company the size of ours. it remains to be seen. about an hour's drive away, visited this real estate office. time they had 20 agents of three offices, then at the real estate .ubble burst >> when barack obama talks his predecessor's policies responsible, how you respond to that? phooey. >> he has to take responsibility for some of the past four years. don't feel that
. on the economy, biden unloaded, attacking mitt romney where president obama had not, on that video tape where romney called 47% of the american people victims who won't take responsibility for their lives. >> these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with. my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan got personal. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin. you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> i sure do. >> it's 10%. >> yeah. >> you know what it was the day you guys came in? 8.5%. that's how it's going all around america. >> reporter: for a vice presidential debate, the stakes were high tonight. after mitt romney's big win in denver and president obama's no-show performance there, biden needed to stop the bleeding. ryan was going for the jugular, seeking to build the momentum republicans are feeling. >> the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is c
differences on domestic policy it, including how to fix the economy. >> we are going. in the wrong going the economy is barely moving along. >> for a guy who says 47% of the americans are not willing to take responsibility. they pay more effective tax and governor romney pays in its federal income taxes. >> nam le went after obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. -- ryan went after obama. >> joe biden often laughed at ryan's arguments >> . joe biden understood he had to go out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> i thought joe biden was great to night. i cannot be prouder of him. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney will square off for the second round in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> vice-president joe biden stirred up debate when he laughed and smiled several times during his face-
-- >> let me tell you what the ayatollahs see. they see their economy being crippled. the ayatollah sees there are 50% fewer exports of oil. they see the currency going into then thatting. he sees the economy going in a free fall and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. now, with regard to netanyahu, he's been my friend for 39 years. he's met with the president a dozen times. he's spoken to him as much as he's spoken to anybody. the idea that we're not -- i was -- just before he went to the u.n., i was in a conference call with the president, with him talking to bebe for well over an hour. in stark relief and detail of what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean? >> well, it means it is simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> we call it mularkey. last thing, the secretary of defense has made it absolutely clear, didn't walk anything back. we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what bebe held up there was, when they get to the point where they can enrich uranium eno
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candidate mitt romney tipperary break -- took a rare break talking about the economy and slammed the policy in the middle east. >> it is clear the conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> trying to seize on the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> the candidate went to an impromptu third stop after 100 middle school kids waved at his motorcade. romney's numbers are up and they appeared to be tied. the president continued his california fund-raising swing which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. the president attended a dedication to the cesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because cesar chavez decided to change a. >> a poll out today shows romney with a four-point lead among likely voters. the gallup poll has the president of by four. both men are expected to be in ohio tomorrow and the focus is expected to shift back to the economy. >> thanks. in the meantime, it i
about the economy and understands it will create enthusiasm in america. >> he wants to build on that energy in danville, kentucky where paul ryan arrived today and will debate the vice president joe biden tomorrow. but joe biden has been here before many times and knows how to work the crowd. >> can i call you go? >> the president is anxious for his next try even his supporters are scratching their heads over what went wrong. >> i think it's fair to say i was just too polite. the good news is, that's just the first one and it's fair to say we will see a little more activity at the next one. >> meanwhile mayor ronnie is facing critics after telling the newspaper there was no legislation regards with abortion that would become part of my agenda despite promises to end funding to planned parenthood and desires to see roe vs. wade overturned. >> the magic button called google can help anyone find mitt romney's far, right wing conservative positions. who is the real mitt romney? that's the question. >> they said they're not hitting the panic button by any stretch. they hav
to raise taxes on anyone because when the economy's growing slow likehis, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan i is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> police in alexandria are looking for the man who pulled the gun and robbed a popular dunkin donuts shop. this happened a long did street. he cleared out three cash registers. >> you do not think of your neighborhood as having criminals. especially in the morning. she turned around and she said, may i help you? >> this could happen anywhere. nowhere really is safe, youow. people feel like they are at their wits' end. >> police said the suspect was last seen driving westbound on duke street. ben affleck t i "argo." >> the actions of iran have shocked the civilized world. >> it begins with a frightening recreations of the storming of the u.s. embassy in iran in 1979. 52 americans were taken hostage and held more than a year. six others escaped to the home of the canadian ambassador. ben af
. >> reporter: so far, the economy has dominated the campaign debate. but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticism about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was a chance to try to reverse the tide of romney's recent perceived missteps, including his initial response to the libya attack. the republican contender accused the president of passivity over partnership. >> i know the president hopes for a middle east aligned with us. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: the romney campaign was feeling good after its debate performance last week. and there's evidence he got a bounce. the president was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. between money events, the president attended a dedication to caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of t
, on the rope, because of economies here in spain which lully saw new protests over the weekend. many governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying t
wealthy. >> our plan is to grow economy and create jobs. >> paul ryan rarely raised his voice but got an audience reaction with best -- >> i think the vice presidentsometimes the words don't come out to the right way. [laughter] >> both men laid out exactly what both campaigns had been trumpeting the entire election season -- extremely different visions for the nation. in power listees both foreign and domestic and even as two catholic men discussing abortion. --cracks our policy will be to object to abortion except for the case of, rape, or the life of the mother -- incest rape or the like a mother. >> i am catholic but i refused to impose my views on the nation. >> gop nominee mitt romney is holding a victory rally later this morning in richmond. betina been candidates will meet for their second debate on tuesday at hofstra university -- the two candidates. two adult suspects charged with a barely beating an energy analyst near eastern market appear in court today. tommy branch and michael moore have a preliminary hearing. the victim's wife says she will be there. t.c. maslin was ro
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to turn, now, to the economy and the race for the white house. the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% in september, bringing it below 8% for the first time in more than 3 1/2 years. as for jobs, 114,000 were created last month. while the numbers from july and august were revised higher by 86,000. so, with just 31 days to go before the election, what impact will this have on the race? it's "your voice, your vote." and our david kerley is in orlando, florida, with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. mitt romney is here in florida. this battleground state. and he comes to florida without one of his most potent weapons because that jobs reporter raced the claim that the unemployment rate has been above 8% for nearly four years. that change completely altered the political landscape and narrative of the last week. in virginia, there was no public high-fiving. but the jobs numbers were cheered by supporters of the president. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: also in virginia, mitt romney's post-debate
, the president called is gettinghe economy better. said the country has made too much progress to turn back. >> in the meantime, mitt romney that 12on the fact people are still out of work. mitt romney also stressed an 7.8% is not rate of what a real recovery looks like. after campaigning in virginia earlier today, he hosted a rally in florida tonight. >> a new controversy concerns starbucks and it's a bestseller. >> the orioles are fighting to keep playing. the nationals, we know who they are playing. every gameonitoring impact the washington nationals playoff series. we know who -- we now know who the nationals will face. >> the st. louis cardinals, on sunday. we are also keeping a close eye baltimore orioles, who are playing right now. there is a lot of excitement over playoff fever. >> there is reason to be the orioles will continue playing. worse, we know the nationals playing. -- of course, we know the nationals will be playing. the fans know this will be a of baseball. this could be a tense table. corey smith is a big national scale. >> it is an awesome time to be a baseball fan. >>
havhseen their income come down by $4,300. ththis is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approvove this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcncer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eighhured billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loveved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it his priorities? >> the space shuttle endeavor is alling to his final destination tonight. it is now all systems go. endeavor is shuttle on its final journey after 25 missions to space. the trip from lax to its ment home to the center, folksence gathered to catch the once-in-a- lifetime site. >> pret
. this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> during tonight's debate, log on to wjla.com/react from your compatible smartphone tablets or browser and give us your reaction. we will show the results on abc 7 news at 11:00. we are looking at 48 degrees >> . still to come, an update on a man brutally beaten near the eastern market area in the district. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> thursday morning, welcome back. adam caskey and with a look at your forecast. it may be a lot cooler today than yesterday by about 10 degrees. tomorrow will be verisimilar but breezy. you'll notice the wind on friday. 45 now in frederick, 47 in martinsburg, 32 in oakland maryland. 53 at reagan national. 62 degrees today for the high temperature with a good amount of sunshine. blue skies. the average high is 70. we will be close to 60. mid 60's tomorrow with scattered clouds and a northwest breeze at 10-15. we will talk about the weekend coming up. back to angela. >> a good start on the road. o early collisions to report. you may have to do
. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> there was more. the former ceo of general electric took to torture and in the airways suggesting the obama campaign cooked the numbers. >> i do not know what the right number is. these numbers do not smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> many experts laptop the charge but the labor secretary was not laughing. >> i am insulted when i hear that. it is ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. >> here is robert portman who plays president obama in debate operations. we will be doing this on saturday before running hold two events in florida. abc news, orlando. >> a sudden standstill in chinatown last night. they're capturing this video. at least 20 demonstrators chanting a disparaging remarks about the obama and romney campaign. >> tonight, there will be another much anticipated public debate. we're not talking about president obama or mitt romney. john stewart of the daily show. the t
a year. recognize, this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, will serve as moderator. she checked out the stage in danville yesterday. we wish her good luck. >>> the main event tonight, beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern. join diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos, and our team for live coverage and analysis. >>> the romney campaign has agreed to stop mentioning the name of a navy s.e.a.l. killed in the consulate attack after his mother complained. romney had been telling voters of sharing a christmas dinner with the former s.e.a.l., glen dougherty, two or three years ago. but his mother called on romney to stop making his death, her words, part of his political agenda. >>> last month, the embassy attack in libya that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. department officials say they rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a form
people are not going to go back there. what this comes down to is, how are we going to grow an economy where everybody gets a fair shot? and governor romney's prescription is that if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed towards the wealthy, and we roll back regulations that i've put in place, that the economy is going to grow. and i disagree with that. >> reporter: your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. he didn't show up. >> it just looked like, to me, he really didn't want to be there. his mind wasn't on it. he didn't want to engage. >> reporter: this is legendary democratic strategist james carville. >> well, as i've said, you know, there's no doubt that i can make a better case. which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> reporter: but again, why did it happen? al gore said, was it the altitude? >> you know, the -- i'm not going to speculate on that. >> reporter: no lesson learned from it? >> well, i do think one lesson learned is just to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> reporter: but we asked the pres
for a showdown. >> ty were. and they delivered. sparring over everything from libya to the economy to medicare to abortion. and with just 25 days left until the election, the question is did either one manage to sway those all-important, undecided voters the abc's karen travers is in danville, kentucky with more on the big veep stakes. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. they certainly got to a wide range of topics in last night's debate. thatas in just 90 minutes. vice president biden and congressman paul ryan came ready for battle and effectively made their arguments. this is no surprise to you guys here in kentucky both side are claiming victory. both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan aggressively challenged the other ticket's positions. it began on foreign policy an last month's attack on the american consulate in libya. ryan slammed the administration for a slow response. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. >> with all due respect that is a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: ryan said that the obama
's no easy answers. >> people need money. they need our economy to come up. but we need our way of life, also. >> reporter: drilling would bring in much-needed jobs. but steve says his community would always rely on life in the sea to survive. >> the ocean is our garden. the animals are our identity of a people. >> reporter: pretty peaceful down here. and down below, our exploration of the arctic's underwater garden continues. there is one final discovery. >> it could be a coral. that is potentially a very exciting find. and away we go. >> reporter: we make our way back to the surface for a closer look at the catch. first, a gargantuan starfish. >> probably weighs eight pounds. >> reporter: then, what hocevar is really excited about. >> this may be a soft coral. if so, this would be the first specimen of coral ever collected in the chukchi sea. >> reporter: environmentalists say these creatures may offer big insight into what's at stake. >> we're rushing ahead to allow drilling in the arctic. and we don't even know what's down there. >> reporter: greenpeace faces an uphill battle. shell has b
to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like t this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> alexandra police are hoping that someone will recognize the his dunkins robbing t donuts command. it's behind the counter, shows a gun comment and forces the employee to open up the register. the slip -- he left in a small blue vehicle. no one was left. bundle of because it will get wilcold tonight. >> and there will be a freeze rning, believe there not. >> it will catch some people off guard. the thermometer. 70 degrees. it is warm and sunny. the wind has died down. arly morning hours, that get cold. will cover up your vegetation because es tonight are expected to plummet to 27 degrees. >> i don't think that it will get down to 20 degrees. but, if it does, i will panicked. -- i will panic. >> it is beautiful. >> customers were not asking freeze. >> i do not think it is coming. >> we will have
. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway that group. this morning, releasing an ad narra
, medicare, jobs, women. >> and the, the jobs including question who would handle the e kb e -- economy better. everyone's number one issue. sliding up in that arena that bodes very, very well. >> we have to wait to wednesday to get the true breadth, predebate, debate and numbers, post jobs report numbers to come out. i think that will be fleshd out. >> some analysts say joe biden is feeling the heat. he need a strong debate. we'll see. >>> romney took on foreign policy yesterday in a speech at virginia military institute. he blasted current u.s. policy in syria arguing we should partner with other countries to help on the rebels to defeat assad. romney said america much take a larger, stronger rolen global politics. >> our friend and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership. >> romney criticized the obama administration for failing to declare at take on the u.s. consulate in libya a terrorist attack. >>> with his opponent surging in the polls, president obama is campaigning with new urgency. he told donors in san francisco it was time to get, quote, almost obsessive
are going to grow an economy in which everybody gets a fair shot. governor romney's prescription is that -- if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed toward the wealthy and roll back regulations that i have put in place, some how the economy is going to grow. i fundamentally disagree with that. >> your supporters say this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> it just looked li eed like t didn't want to be there, his mind wasn't on it, he dent want to engage. >> this is legendary strategist james carville. >> as i said there is no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i am so looking forward to tuesday. >> again, why did it happen? al gore said was it the altitude? >> you know -- i am not going to speculate on that. >> a lesson learned from it? >> i do think one lesson learned is to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> we asked the president if he is second guessing himself after that debate? >> i played a lot of sports when i was a kid and still do. if you have a bad game you just move on you. look forward to the n
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for the economy, it's bad for jobs. >> brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> the vice-presidential debate tonight, log on to wjla.com/react from your compatible smartphone, browser or tablet to give us your reactions during that debate and we will share the results tonight at 11:00. >> south carolina posing new voter identification law, it cannot be implemented until next year. the law requires voters to show one of five types of photo identification to cast a ballot. it was the first voting rights law in nearly 20 years that the justice department refused to approve. the mother of a former navy seal killed in libya has called on mitt romney to stop talking about her son during his political campaign. >> the gop presidential nominee told voters about a chance encounter with glen doherty at a christmas party a few years ago. he was one of four americans killed in the attack in benghazi. >> it touched me as i recognized this young man that i thought was so impressive that. lost his that craig romney praised the young man for his bravery when the u.s. embassy was under attack, but the young man's mother
on domestic and foreign policy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after president obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: while biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> you are jeopardizing the program. you're changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> reporter: it was a more heated back and forth than the first presidential debate. and biden often laughed at ryan's arguments. >> joe biden understood tonight he had to go back out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight for president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i couldn't be prouder of him.
'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, cause when the economy's growing slow like this, whewe're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. mplan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting pple back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. my priority is putting pple back to work in america. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning once again at morning,his friday october 12. for members of the d.c. air guard, 24 members of the winged security forces got to be reunited with their families early this morning. they spent six months in the arab emirates training soldiers in basic law enforcement and security. nationals could be on their to the national league championship series with a win tonight. there was drama last night when run inorth had a home the ninth inning. will a much more coming up on newschannel 8 throughout th
economy, so if you get 25 miles to the gallon now you can get 22ish. >> and then they are asking the federal trade commission to investigate whether the gas prices are being manipulated in the fallout, too. >>> so meningitis outbreak. 27 people became sick, and the total number of cases are brought to 91, and seven people have died. >> reporter: millions of americans get the steroid shots for back pain every year and today the fears of tainted injections. >> you are scared to -- you don't know what to do now. >> so hospitals like this one in tennessee are tracking down hundreds who may be at risk. >> you have several symptoms listed on here. >> the cdc opened their the operation center to deal with the outbreak. more than 17,000 vials of the drug were shipped and several contaminated with the fungus that goes up to the brain and causes meningitis, and the symptoms look like a stroke. >> six days later you are fighting for your life. >> health officials tracked the problem to the center in massachusetts which has closed down operations. there are more than 7500 compounding pharmac
scrutiny. >>> the economy could take a turn for the worse. the international monetary fund has issued a new warning saying even the economic powerhouses of china, india and brazil, are slowing down because of uncertainty about fiscal policies here in the u.s. and in europe. one says, risks for slowdown are alarmingly high, end quote. >>> there's been a break in a murder case that shocked people in southern texas. david hartley, gun downed by mexican criminals. mexican authorities have arrested salvador martinez in connection with his death. he is one of several drug lords captured or killed in recent days. >>> a horrifying highway accident in china. a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas in an explosion. five people were killed in the blast. it destroyed seven cars and trucks. >>> and surprising news in the fight against alzheimer's this morning. researchers say an experimental drug called solanezumab slowed the progression of the disease. it's the first time a drug has showed such promise. but doctors caution that more study is needed. >>> it would be a great topic for an abc show "what w
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